Monday, May 23, 2016 - 06:16
Libyan diplomats are urging caution over an evolving U.S. plan to arm and train the country's militias again to battle the growing Islamic State threat, fearing a repeat of the abysmal Pentagon-led program that ended with only a few hundred trained fighters and U.S. weapons in the hands of Islamist militias in Libya.
Friday, May 20, 2016 - 10:26

A subcommittee hearing in the Subcommittee on Terrorism Nonproliferation and Trade will review the Depertment of State's Fiscal Year 2017 Counterterrorism budget. Justin Siberell, the Acting Coordinator for Counterterrorism in the Department of State will testify. 

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 06:55
The Obama Administration wants to transfer up to 12 Super Tucano attack planes to the Nigerian armed forces in support of the anti-Boko fight. The U.S. anti-antiterror lobby and Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont are gearing up to block the sale, citing the country’s human-rights record.
Friday, May 20, 2016 - 06:39
The Obama administration has, in the conduct of its war against terrorism, embraced a “shortsighted” approach that sets aside a democratic agenda and overlooks human rights abuses committed by some of its closest allies and partners in the Middle East, Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, said on May 18.
Friday, May 20, 2016 - 06:23
The federal government is building regional and global security alliance against the resurgent Niger Delta militants in the form of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) countries-led Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) against Boko Haram in the North-east.
Friday, May 20, 2016 - 06:15
The U.S. military’s top general said Thursday that the Libyan government is in a “period of intense dialogue” that could soon lead to an agreement in which U.S. military advisers will be deployed there to assist in the fight against the Islamic State.
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 12:01

This hearing in the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade will focus on the relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia in counterterrorism efforts. Witnesses from The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Georgetown University will weigh in.  

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 06:41
The United Nations' readiness to lift the international arms embargo on Libya landed with a thud in Congress, where lawmakers were either blindsided by the announcement or downright skeptical.
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 06:27
The West decided to make fighting al Qaeda its top priority — and only ended up making things worse. Military training has become a centerpiece of Western counterterrorism and state-building efforts around the world. From Tunisia and Mali to Afghanistan and Iraq, U.S. and U.K. personnel are hard at work to professionalize national armed forces and develop specialist counterterrorism units.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 06:26
Azerbaijan has gotten $20 million in military aid from the U.S. Department of Defense over the last ten years, while Armenia has gotten nearly nothing, a review of U.S. government documents shows.